Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Sr HS students highlight 146 reasons to end tobacco marketing to kids

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on June 1, 2017
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On World No Tobacco Day 2017, students from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Senior High School called attention to the continuing problem of tobacco use among New York State youth and called for an end to tobacco marketing to kids.

Students placed 146 pinwheels on school grounds, one for every New York teenager who becomes a daily smoker each week in NYS.  A series of lawn signs explained why reducing tobacco marketing to kids is critical to prevent youth smoking.

More on Tobacco Marketing to Kids. View local media coverage: WRGB, WNYT

 

 

 

 


Albany County Parks go tobacco-free!

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on May 9, 2017
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Congratulations to the Albany County Legislature​ for voting unanimously last night to make county parks tobacco-free! The new law prohibits the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at Lawson Lake, Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve and Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail. The law allows all visitors to these Albany County-owned recreation areas to play hard and breathe easier, including youth who participate in summer camps at Lawson Lake.

Thanks to Paul Miller, District 32, who introduced and championed this local law and to the thirty members of the Albany County Legislature that sponsored it.

Read the law here.
View local media coverage: Times Union, WNYT, and WRGB.